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The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American West

Author: Steven Frye
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most vibrant and expansive traditions in world literature. The American West occupies a unique place in the global imagination, and the literature it produced transcends the category of 'region' in theme and form. Written by prominent international scholars, the essays cover a diverse group of key texts and authors, including major figures in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Frye
ISBN: 9781107095373 1107095379 9781107479272 1107479274
OCLC Number: 953149021
Description: xxxix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Steven Frye --
Transnational Wests: the literature of Spanish exploration / M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo --
Western folk traditions: from colonization to Mark Twain and the San Francisco Circle / John Dudley --
Settlement, promise, and catastrophe in the middle regions / Daniel Worden --
Gender and the literature of expansion / Cathryn Halverson --
The American West and the literature of environmental consciousness / Susan Kollin --
California in late settlement / Pierre Lagayette --
The West in modern verse / Gioia Woods --
Noir fiction and the Western city / Lee Clark Mitchell --
The Western and film / Stacey Peebles --
The Native American Renaissance / Nicholas Monk --
Chicana/o literature in the West / Rafael Pérez-Torres --
Mestiza consciousness of La Frontera/Borderlands in Sandra Cisneros and Helena María Viramontes / Linda Rader Overman --
The West and the Asian American experience / Marguerite Nguyen --
African American literature and the early West / Eric Gardner --
Wallace Stegner and the literature of historical memory / Robert Thacker --
Cormac McCarthy: narratives and borders / Steven Frye.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Literature of the American West
Responsibility: edited by Steven Frye.

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